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778679022222 Classifieds . . . . .4B Living . . . . . . .2B Business . . . . . .5A Obituaries . . . . .2A Opinion . . . . . .4A Sports/Outdoors . .1B Crossword . . . . .2BINDEX Printed on 100% recycled newsprint CONTENTS 2013 KEYNOTER PUBLISHING CO. WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MAY 8,2013 VOLUME 60,NO.37 25 CENTS Hot bitesCapt.Chris Johnson reports the grouper bite is hot coming off the reef, with reds,blacks and gag grouper being landed. 6A Raucous meetingOpponents of a proposed Crane Point zip-line turned out in force Monday.Lots of boos as a conditional use was approved. 2A Porter to hire outside auditorMonroe County Schools Superintendent Mark Porter is poised to bring in a financial auditor to review construction accounts related to the problematic $40 million Horace OBryant Middle School rebuild in Key West. And it may be a familiar face: the Keys rumor mill pegged former District 1 School Board member Steve Pribramsky, an accountant and auditor with three offices in Monroe County, as a likely candidate and, on Tuesday, Pribramsky told the Keynoter he was drafting a letter of engagement. He said that document would define what we would do. We havent finalized anything but [Porter] did reach out to me last week and asked me if thats something we can do and it is. Porters move, forecasted at a Monday session of the districts Audit and Finance Committee, comes weeks before the hoped-for June 1 completion date and follows months of vociferous questioning and criticism of contractor Coastal Construction. Most of those questions have come from School Board member Ed Davidson and AFC member Stuart Kessler. Porter said that while its not a done deal and he is looking at other firms, Most of them will have a tough time competing with Mr. Pribramsky. Hes obviously available and can marshal resources very quickly and at this point in the process I think thats going to be significant, Porter said, adding a decision is likely Wednesday. Porter said the cost would fall within his $25,000 discretionary spending cap.Pribramsky front-runner to tackle HOBBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comOUR SCHOOLS Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYConstruction,plagued by a series of cost overruns,is all but finished at the $40 million rebuild of Horace OBryant Middle School.The Monroe County Schools Superintendent appears ready to hire an outside auditor to review financials. SPRING DRILLS Keynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWSpring football practice at Coral Shores and other Florida Keys high schools took on new intensity Monday with the first day of full-contact drills.The three-week spring session ends May 23 with a jamboree at Marathon High School.See story 1B Beach bash organizers tout revampThe Islamorada event that returns this weekend now goes by the name Hospitality Beach Bash, but locals still call it Bartenders. An end-of-season party for workers in South Floridas restaurants and bars, the gathering (more recently called Hospitality Expo) begins Sunday at Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle. It runs through Tuesday. It will be better in several ways, said Mike Atwell, Postcard Inns food and beverage director. There will be a little better control and a lot more entertainment, Atwell said. More things to do will help keep people on the property.Entry to Postcard Inn will be limited to those who show proof of employment in the hospitality industry. A$30 per day entry includes unlimited samples of vendorsproducts, which likely will include snacks and liquor.An unofficial but even more crowded party is expected at the nearby Sandbar anchoring spot in Whale Harbor Channel, where the number of boats attracted by the original Bartenders Week has been counted into the thousands. Officers with the Monroe County Sheriffs Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will patrol the area in force, due to what an FWC officer described as the rampant consumption of alcohol.ASheriffs Office mobile command center and booking office at the FWCs Whale Harbor station will handle arrests for common violations like boating under the influence and disorderly conduct.Being able to book people on the scene makes everybodys lives easier, said Deputy Becky Herrin, sheriffs information officer. Generally, tighter security controls at the Holiday Isle property and enforcement presence at the Sandbar, off mile marker 84, in recent years have reduced much of the raucous and uninhibited behavior that seemed to peak during a chaotic 2002 gathering.Activities planned for Postcard Inn during the Hospitality Beach Bash include a bartender-skills competition Monday, a bikini contest Tuesday and assorted BarLympics games at various times.Promise less rowdy,more entertainmentBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comISLAMORADA Organizers of Hospitality Beach Bash May 12-14 at the Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle promise less rowdy,more crowd friendly entertainment. Death penalty phase beginsHaving convicted Jonathan LeBaron of firstdegree murder on May 1, a 12-member jury reconvened Tuesday in Key West to consider whether to recommend the death penalty.Monroe County Circuit Court Judge Mark Jones will make the final decision, but a 7-5 vote of the jury for death instead of life imprisonment with no chance of parole is given strong consideration under sentencing guidelines. During brief opening statements, attorneys for both sides laid out their cases. Chief Assistant State Attorney Manny Madruga told jurors that death was warranted because of the heinous, atrocious and cruel, manner that LeBaron, 36, killed 57-yearold Richard Gardner of Cape Coral on Feb. 10, 2009. LeBaron stabbed Gardner 12 times, three in the head, nine in the chest, aboard the latters boat docked at a Stock Island marina. The attack broke upper and lower jaws, knocking out seven teeth, Madruga said. Defense attorney Kellie Peterson of the Florida Regional Office of Conflict Counsel made an impassioned plea that the jury consider more than just the murder and look at LeBaron as an individual. She described the systematic destruction of a human being. Jonathan LeBaron started out healthy and happy but slowly fell apart. Terror, fear, beatings, abuse, drugs, incest, religion to the point of domination, the women in his life that created a pattern. Does a three-year-old want to become something? Or does that start at five when he starts gettingJury hears from victims son on TuesdayBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comIN THE COURTSSee LeBaron,3ASee HOB,3A
At least one half of a supposed husband and wife team who allegedly conned their way across the country before coming to the Keys is facing child pornography charges.Robert Pearl, 39, is already in Monroe County jail on a third degree felony charge for showing a fake drivers license to a deputy. But neither he nor his partner, Tamara Asada, who may or may not be his wife, could come up with 10 percent of their respective $2,500 bonds since they were arrested in February. They pleaded not guilty and their trial is scheduled for June 10. Now Pearl faces six felony counts of child pornography possession after a programmer hired by his former boss reportedly found images on his computer depicting clearly underage girls engaged in sexual conduct with adult men, according to a May 6 arrest affidavit. Detective Daniel Mehler said the computer was password protected and only Pearl had access to it. Pearl, who with Asada, 40, is in Key West jail, has an additional $30,000 bond tacked onto his bail. He could not be reached for comment, and the Public Defenders office told The Reporter in April they would not discuss the case. Pearl and Asada were arrested on Feb. 13 after they allegedly gave a deputy a fake ID. At the time, they were going by the last name Trotter and were managers of Gilberts Resort in Key Largo. Monroe County deputies were initially suspicious of the Trotters back in August when Pearl called police to report graffiti spray painted at Gilberts. The deputy who took the report ran the name Robert Trotter but there was no match found in state records.When deputies heard reports of internal theft at Gilberts, they used it as a reason to question Pearl and Asada. The owners of Gilberts, Karina and Reinhard Schaupp, did not want to press theft charges against the couple, but they did provide photocopies of the licenses they used when they applied for the manager jobs. Pearl and Asada gave deputies their real names when they were taken to Plantation Key jail. Investigators soon discovered they were wanted in California on a 2010 warrant for felony fraud, second-degree burglary and grand theft charges. But they were also wanted in several other states, if not by the police, then by the victims of their alleged scams. In interviews, the victims expressed frustration that Pearl and Asada were able to get away with their alleged crimes because prosecutors seem unwilling to chase them after they skipped town. Prosecutors in the Keys said its unlikely they will do any real time here. Since the Schaupps refuse to press charges for alleged theft, Pearl and Asada are sitting in jail on essentially the same charge as an underage college kid passing a fake ID to buy beer. But his victims say that Pearl devised several elaborate schemes to defraud people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.In one case, he convinced state officials in North Carolina that he was a representative from a Botswana gem manufacturer looking to open a facility in the state. For about three weeks in 2009, Pearl and Asada were wined and dined by officials from several counties hoping theirs would be chosen as the site for the facility. This lasted until a state official found out the couple were fugitives. In 2011, Pearl and Asada convinced investors in Indiana they had connections with Apple Computers and were opening up an Apple Store in the city of Fort Wayne. They were so believable, the local school district almost contracted with Pearl so he could be its sole provider of Apple computers. This lasted for about six months before the investors attorney, John Bowers, thought things just didnt add up. Pearl and Asada skipped town when Bowers confronted them, but not before they allegedly got away with more than $100,000. KeysNet.com Keynoter 2A Wednesday,May 8,2013 PREDICTED TEMPERATURESDA Y HIGH L O W WED.8672 THURS.8875 FRI.8977 SAT.8977 Forecast: Expect partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers. Visit KeysNet.com/weatherfor radar and extended forecast.The Monroe County Health Department tests Keys beaches every two weeks for the presence of enteric bacteria.The following beaches have health advisories against swimming:John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,mile marker 102.FLORIDA KEYS KEYNOTER (ISSN 8756-6427,USPS# 0201-620) is published semi-weekly by Florida Keys Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158, Marathon,Florida 33050-0158. 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We no longer offer same-day redelivery for missing or wet papers.Customers can request a credit or next-day redelivery by calling 743-5551.After hours,call toll-free (800) 843-4372.KEYS WEATHER BEACH ADVISORIES CONTACT US NEWS BRIEFSMarathon man charged with gun threatsAn altered airsoft pistol and an altercation brought an arrest in Marathon Monday.Charles Hosendove of 1st Avenue was charged with aggravated assault and battery. Police said the incident began when the victim got into an argument with Hosendove. The victim told police he left, returning to his nearby residence.Ashort time later, police said, Hosendove followed the victim and had what appeared to be a .380 caliber handgun. The arrest report says Hosendove at first threatened the victim with the gun, then threatened to shoot the victims dog. During the struggle, Hosendove hit the victim in the face. Hosendove was arrested and taken to jail. WKYZ Florida KeysPirateRadioKeyWest.com 96.7 FM 101.7 FM Keys News on the half-hour Daily (M-F) News Director Don Riggs M or nings 7:30 8:30 9:30 A f t er no ons 4:30 5:30 FARMER Agnes Rosemarie Farmer 91, of Key Largo, FL, passed away May 3, 2013. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with prayer service to begin at 6:30 p.m. at Allen-Beyer Funeral Home, 101640 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Justin Catholic Church at a later date. Raucous zip-line meeting produced boosAfter roughly three hours of presentations and at times intense public comment -the final speaker was fighting off tears the Marathon Planning Commission took less than five minutes Monday to approve a conditional use for a proposed zip-line course at Crane Point Hammock.The decision met with a loud round of boos and shouts from a large contingent of zip-line opponents at the Marathon Fire Station. Myriad concerns were raised regarding whether a zip-line course is a passive or active recreational use, the zip-line site plan, interference with White-crown pigeon nesting and foraging, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act to name a few. But the commission ultimately decided, after consulting staff, that none of those concerns were at issue Monday. Were here for a conditional use application. All youre doing is making a recommendation to the city council, City Attorney John Herin said. Herin noted that most of the objections voiced Monday were details that will be addressed as the project progresses further. Theres no site plan being approved; its the conceptual idea for a zip line. This is the first step in many that may result in the development of this project. There are a number of steps before it can be permitted, including ADAcompliance, he said. That was apparently all the board missing two of its five members needed to hear. Commissioner Morgan Hill said the nonprofit Crane Point deserves the right to complete the project before moving to approve the conditional use. Weve got a really long way to go to complete the project, she said. If we dont do something were going to wind up with another shopping center or something there, Commissioner Ralph Lucignano said before seconding. It passed on a 3-0 vote. Mondays meeting almost never got started, as 52nd Street resident George Chartrand once again motioned to postpone the hearing. Chartrand had an April 15 meeting on the same topic halted and voided by arguing that the city posted incorrectly-sized signs in advance of the hearing. Chartrand offered up a three-part motion to call off the hearing, saying the city improperly granted a 25 percent height variance to the zip-line project and that the hearing was once again improperly noticed. Commission Chairman Jim Tashjian denied the motion. I think its been properly noticed and I would like to have a meeting. You have the right to appeal, he said. Crane Point made a presentation unveiling a proposed 2,900-foot course featuring nine towers and five ground level or just above landing platforms. City Planner Kevin Sullivan followed and said the conditional use is consistent with the comprehensive plan and land development regulations.Roughly 20 speakers took the podium during public comment, many of whom represented local organizations or live in the residential subdivision surrounding Crane Point. Avast majority spoke against the project. The nonprofit Crane Point board has been mulling the estimated $1.1 million zip-line project since 2009. The roughly 63-acre nature preserve has struggled financially in recent years and its board believes the zip-line would be a sustained source of revenue. The City Council agreed to pursue the $727,000 grant on behalf of Crane Point. Its based on the attraction creating 21 full-time jobs for at lease one year.The city would have to pay back the state $35,000 for each job not created. Crane Point has said it would cover the first four jobs if necessary.Conditional use gets approval by planning board By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Keynoter photo by RYAN McCARTHYOpponents filled the small meeting room Monday for Planning Commission hearing on Crane Point zip line. City denies any slowdownAconstruction error at the $1,165,040 rebuild of Tarpon Pier in Key West caused a brief slowdown in work but city officials say the project is still about a week ahead of schedule and cruising for a June 12 completion.The Key West City Commission approved the contract with Miami-based Ebsary Foundation, which includes a new steel pier, along with replacing electric, water, sewer, phone, cable and fire-suppression infrastructure. The citys Senior Project Manager Doug Bradshaw said the electrical subcontractor was installing the wrong electrical conductors, in other words, too small a wire. The city and engineer of record caught him and hes having to pull that wire out and replace it. Bradshaw said any change in the price would be worked out between the subcontractor and Ebsary. The process of discovering that and negotiating for him to pull that may have appeared to slow down the work, Bradshaw said. Tarpon Pier at the cityowned Garrison Bight Marina has 44 slips with about 30 liveaboard vessels, known locally as Houseboat Row. It was originally built in 1972 and 1973 with an extension added in 1990. For the duration of construction, residents have been relocated to nearby Wahoo and Marlin piers. Liveaboard Bob Kelly said the relocation has been mildly inconvenient. He said theres been a noticeable decrease in construction activity and the presence of workers for about two weeks.Everything was going gangbusters and they got all the docks in the water. They did a great job and got everything in the water but it has come to a screeching halt.Bradshaw said right now the work is concentrated on fabricating sewer and water boxes that service the individual slips. Its still moving forward and theres no stop work order, Bradshaw said. The rate for liveaboard residents of Garrison Bight, between North Roosevelt Boulevard and Palm Avenue, is $11.58 per foot per month; for a 35-foot vessel, thats $405 each month.Electrical contractor redoing workBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comGARRISON BIGHT Keynoter photo by SEAN KINNEYAlthough residents of the under construction Tarpon Pier at Garrison Bight in Key West have noticed a slow down in construction,city officials say a minor snag in the electrical infrastructure is being fixed and the project is ahead of schedule.Compromise appears imminentThe city of Marathon and its top two choices to design a new City Hall building appear to have worked out compromise that fixes last months rankings mix-up that left out consideration from a 10 percent localpreference law. On April 9, the City Council -by a 3-2 voteawarded Key West architect William Horn the right to design the building. He ranked just ahead of secondplace bidder Solaria Design & Consulting Co., a Marathon-based company. Horns 94.6 ranking on a 100-point scale edged Solarias 91.6, but the local preference law put Solaria firmly ahead. Solaria President Steve Grasely told the Keynoter he made his concerns known about the application of the law and that both companies, along with city staff, worked together on a solution. If approved by the council, Grasely said, Horn would remain the primary contractor, while Solaria and Key West engineering firm mbi-k2m would be subcontractors on the project. The item could be heard when the council meets May 14. All things considered its probably a reasonable approach, Grasely said. Its not my first choice, but from a business perspective there are a lot of other considerations. We dont want to get into a project under duress with the city.Grasely said that Solaria, as a local firm, is looking forward to putting its stamp on the project. He said the budget that weve been told to work with is $4.5 million.Weve got a lot at stake being a local company, he said. This is the only time this is going to be done in the next 100 years, so we want to do it right. Horn told the Keynoter hes happy with the proposed resolution. It was an awkward situation, but Ive talked with Solaria [about working together] and worked with mbi-k2m in the past. We put our heads together and everyone is happy, and the city is too, Horn said. Eight firms submitted qualifications and were ranked by a selection committee comprising Community Services Director Debbie London, Public Works Manager Carlos Solis and Community Image Advisory Board Chairman Peter Chapman.Chapman ranked Horn higher (100-90), while London ranked Solaria higher (94-93) and Solis gave each the same grade (91).The city held a public meeting in February where most of the design points were addressed. The City Hall is expected to be a Keysy style building with a community room capable of seating as many as 200 people for sit-down dinner events.Bidders agree to split the $4.5 million jobBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON Alleged grifter facing child porn chargesSearch of computer turns up images By DAVID GOODHUEdgoodhue@keysreporter.comCRIME
Advisory panels working to update the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary management plan expect to unveil their first proposals this summer.Three working groups meet May 21-23 in Marathon to begin formulating their recommendations, to be presented to the full Sanctuary Advisory Council at meetings in July and August.No decisions have been made. No lines have been drawn on the map yet, said Ken Nedimyer, SAC chairman and lead member of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Restoration working group.Our early meetings have been about getting a common understanding of why the sanctuary was established, getting up to speed on the condition of the natural resources, and looking at what weve been asked to do, said Chris Bergh, lead member of the Ecological Reserves, Preservation Areas and Wildlife Protection working group. Were coming around the first bend, Sanctuary Superintendent Sean Morton said. Theres been a lot of upfront work to make sure the goals and objectives are defined, and that everybodys looking at the same science. As planned, the July 9 meeting of the SAC will hear the Reef Restoration group and the Seagrass and Shallow Water group. Berghs marine-zoning group, likely to draw the most interest from the public, will present its findings to the SAC in August. Then we have to do a lot of environmental review and staff analysis, Morton said. Theres still a ton of work to be done.Recommendations on preferred alternatives could be decided by the full Advisory Council during a two-day meeting planned for October. If more review is needed, that session may be postponed until December.Were pretty much on track but if it takes more time, we take more time, Morton said. The most important thing is the public process here in the Florida Keys and making sure people know whats going on. As proposed, any rules eventually approved could take effect no sooner than summer 2015, after completion of a formal environmental-impact statement and going through the federal rule-making process. Since the initial scoping sessions, there has been a relative scarcity of public comment, Bergh said. All our sessions are open to the public, and there are comment sessions. We want to hear input from the stakeholders and the people who live and work here. Early public comments have included suggestions to protect fish-spawning aggregations. Pribramsky, who only served one four-year term, was a dogged critic of the School District finances at the time and led the charge to overhaul the administration during and following the downfall of thenSuperintendent Randy Acevedo and his wife Monique, then the adult education coordinator. Following a very public 2008-09 unraveling, Monique was sentenced to eight years in state prison for stealing more than $400,000 in public schools money, while her husband was convicted of official misconduct and sentenced to three years probation. The scandal ushered in a time of dizzying inconsistency in leadership and finances, including two short-term superintendents Joe Burke and Jesus Jara appointed by the Governor.The school board hired Porter last August, after Keys voters approved a referendum that changed the superintendent position to a hired post, the first time the top schools post in Monroe was held by a board-hired educator.Set against that turmoil at the top, financing and construction of HOB has proceeded, mired in problems, including a complete redesign to comply with city height limits; the discovery of compromised soil foundation that had to be replaced; the exclusion of an essential parking lot; and myriad instances of what Davidson has challenged as questionable accounting. Kessler and Davidson have complained that documents provided are insufficient and dont meet reporting requirements outlined in the construction contract. On Monday the Audit and Finance Committee took a vote speaking that directly addressed the issue. We passed a unanimous resolution that the district requires all the appropriate documentation and receipts before they make any further payments on the project, Kessler said. He also said that time is of the essence because, with a final payment approaching, the district will have 30 days following that to identify any issues with Coastal Construction.The district is nearing time, Kessler said, when it has to make a final payment. Under the contract terms, when you make the final payment, theres a waiver of certain claims. The district needs to identify, before its final payment is made, any outstanding dispute and claims.Ed and I have identified a number of them but there may be more. Wednesday,May 8,2013 3A Keynoter KeysNet.com George M. Botelho, M.D.Diplomate American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Fellow American Academy of Othopaedic Surgeons Fellow North American Spine Society 305-743-4005Medicare & Most Major Insurances Accepted Languages Spoken Spanish, Russian, Portuguese D At Beautiful Rainbow Bend Resort Mile Marker 58,Grassy Key Reservations 289-1554 Credit Cards Accepted The only thing we overlook is the ocean.Open 7 days a week Dinner 4:30 10pm Breakfast 7:30 10amCasual,Gourmet Oceanfront Dining LAttitudes review Feb. 1, 2002Filet Mignon butter tender andcooked to perfection Sunset DinnersNo w only $15.95per person7 nights a week(except holidays)Must be seated by 5:15 pm Redesign, compromised soil adds costsFrom HOB,1A molested? Jonathan LeBaron will die in prison. He will spend the rest of his life there. How he leaves is up to you, she said.Madrugas first witness was Norm Gardner, Richard Gardners grown son, a father of two boys and government contractor working in the military medical field.He recalled how his father worked the midnight to 8 a.m. shift at a New Hampshire Budweiser brewery so he could spend the afternoons with his two children. So he could be there, Norm Gardner said from the witness box at the Freeman Justice Center. He always coaches my team. Those are the memories I cherish most.Asked what the biggest loss to his family has been, Gardner said, For me, its his [four] grandchildren, who range in age from three to 12. The grandkids never to meet my father and see what a kind, generous man he was. Testimony is expected to continue until Friday when the jury will begin a second round of deliberations.Memories I cherish mostFrom LeBaron,1A Man credits cat forfire warningAliveaboard resident credited his cat for alerting him to a fire that destroyed two boats in a Marathon marina before dawn Sunday. Both boats were occupied, but the men who lived aboard at Panchos Marina escaped unharmed, according to a Monroe County Sheriffs Office report. Raymond Govaere, 57, said he woke up when he heard his cat making noise aboard his trawler-type boat in Slip 9. He carried the cat off the burning vessel. George Graham, 25, told Deputy Garrett Test that the fire broke out aboard his 30foot Trojan cabin cruiser berthed in Slip 10 after Graham tried to plug something in, shortly before 5 a.m.Grahams attempt to use a dock hose to put the fire out failed, Test said. Flames spread to the mast on Govaeres 36-foot boat in the adjacent slip at the marina, off Boot Key Harbor. Within two minutes, his boat was also fully engulfed, Test reported. Damages to the destroyed boats were estimated at $50,000. Sheriffs Office Sgt. Marc Maison and Deputy Jean Gonzalez helped evacuate boaters from both Ponchos Marina and the nearby Burdines Marina after one of the burning boats came free and drifted toward Burdines. Responding to the fire were five trucks from the Marathon and Monroe County fire departments, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Department of Environmental Protection is checking for possible pollutant spills. Panchos Fuel Dock at the entrance to the harbor suffered only some charring damage to pilings, and was open for business this week.The FWC is investigating the fire, along with the Marathon fire marshals office. Officers of the Marathon Fire Rescue Department could not be reached at press time.Two boats destroyed in dock fireMARATHON Photo by Sheriffs Sgt.Marc MaisonFire engulfed two boats and threatened other nearby vehicles and boats before the early Sunday morning fire at Panchos Fuel Dock in Marathon was brought under control.Referendum triggers competing PACsIn the run-up to an Oct. 1 referendum on dredging Key West Harbor, both sides in the debate have begun building political machines to sway public opinion. Dredging is linked to accommodating larger cruise ships in the harbor, which has sparked controversy in the past. If approved by voters, the referendum will lend city support for a federal study of the economic and other impacts of the proposed $36 million dredging project. It does not, however, explicitly authorize the actual dredging, just the study. The Key West Chamber of Commerce supports the project as needed to cement cruise ship revenues as a continued economic driver in the Southernmost City. Opposing the business group environmental advocacy group Last Stand, which points to the impact on quality-of-life and Key Wests fragile marine environment.To marshal support for their positions, both groups have formed competing political action committees: the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce PAC and the Committee for Responsible Tourism PAC.On Tuesday the Key West City Commission was expected to approve, in the first of two required votes, the actual ballot language: Shall the city of Key West request that the Army Corp of Engineers conduct a comprehensive feasibility study, at no monetary cost to the city, to determine the environmental, economic and social impacts of widening the Key West Main Ship Channel for use by modern and longer cruise ships while also addressing navigational safety?Commissioner Tony Yaniz organized a series of meetings between the sides that resulted in the agreed-upon phrasing.Committee for Responsible Tourism Chairman Jolly Benson, a lightning designer by trade, said that the study, while painted as a standalone, was the first step toward dredging, something that he said the majority of Key Westers dont want.Benson said the chamber has positioned the referendum as not controversial. Their tactic is, Its not a decision, its a study.Thats a complete misstatement. There may be undecided voters and people who might not want this who are going to be hammered by that message. Of his PAC, Benson said: now we can encourage people to contribute money or contribute time, more importantly, their efforts and we can encourage people to vote no. So far the Committee for Responsible Tourism has raised more than $19,000, according to city records, while the Chamber PAC has around $2,000. Chamber board member Jennifer Hulse introduced the PAC at an April 24 membership luncheon. Make no mistake, our opposition is well-organized and well-funded. But this referendum is simply about a study; its not about the channel widening. Over the next five months, the goal is educating the public, fostering constructive discussion, encouraging support for the referendum and raising money to support the PACs efforts, she said.The study is estimated to cost around $2 million. The proposal calls for widening a one-mile stretch of channel, Cut B, from 300 feet to 450 feet, displacing some 150,000 cubic yard of protected sea floor.The area in questioned is part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and per the federal legislation that established the Sanctuary, dredging of any sort is not a permitted activity. Chamber faces Last Stand in swaying votersBy SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WESTSanctuary working groups meet May 21-23No decisions have been made yetSANCTUARYBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgKeynoter Staff
Opinion & EditorialWednesday,May 8,2013 Florida Keys Keynoter 4A Letters of local interest are welcome,but subject to editing and condensing.There is a 400-word limit.Letters thanking an indiv idual are welcome.Space does not permit publication of thank-you letters consisting of lists.Letters must be signed.Anonymous letters will not be published.Include a daytime phone number (which will not be published) where you may be reached if there are questions about your correspondence. Mail: Editor,Keynoter,P.O.Box 500158,Marathon,FL 33050 E-mail: email@example.com Fax: 743-6397 Letters to the Editor EDITORIALVindication for Harry SawyerLETTERS TO THE EDITORPublix champions Live UnitedNext time you shop at a Publix store, take time to thank an employee wearing a Live United sticker on his or her badge for giving back to our community. Atotal of 138 Publix associates throughout Monroe County have collectively pledged $65,663 in payroll deductions to our local United Way campaign up 60 percent from $41,096 pledged last year.Publix Super Markets Charities matched the associatespledges with a $52,100 check, for a total of $117,763 to United Way of the Florida Keys. In all, the supermarket chain raised nearly $49 million for this years United Way campaigns in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee.Locally, pledges from Publix employees totaled $18,350 and $16,562 from the Searstown and Key Plaza locations in Key West, respectively; $16,410 at the Key Largo store, and $12,000 at the Marathon Publix. We are thrilled to pass this along through increased funding to nonprofit programs in Monroe County. All dollars raised stay in the Keys. This summer, from July 25 to August 14, Publix shoppers can purchase School Tools for Cool Kids gift cards at check-out. This effort is part of United Ways annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive to help Monroe County schools. Additionally, all Publix supermarkets in the Keys donate food on a regular basis to food pantries who are United Way agencies. Leadership donors pledging $1,000 or more to this years United Way campaign: Publix district manager Timothy Maloney; Key Largo store manager Paul Bean; Marathon store manager Steve Levine and Erin OHara; Key Plaza store manager Kevin Piper and Miguelina Concepcion, Miranda Hendrix, Ali Irving, Keana Konrad, Benjamin Rodgers, Tammy Sharp Welch and Robert Williams; Searstown store manager Kimberly Seitz and Fannie Brown, Stephen Kussrath and Kevin Schellhamer. Margie Smith, president United Way of the Florida KeysCleanup appreciatedI would like to acknowledge the Monroe County Sheriffs Office for a great job they did helping us with some cleanup work at Crane Point Museum and Nature Center. I needed some heavy lifters for a project at the Crane House. I called the Sheriffs Office in Marathon and Lt. James Sheagren and Sgt. Juan Morales immediately stepped up to help. They brought a crew on two different days to complete the dirty, heavy project. They were precisely on time, worked quickly and efficiently and were a pleasure to work with. I want to commend Sheriff Rick Ramsay and his entire department on being so committed to the community and providing a way to complete a project that would most likely not have happened otherwise. Thank you, and keep up the good work. Loretta Geotis Operations director Crane Point Museum Nature Center MarathonCupcakes for everyoneStanley Switlik Elementary School would like to thank Publix of Marathon for donating cupcakes each month as part of a schoolwide reading recognition program. Students who achieve points of 25, 50, 75 and 100 through the schools Accelerated Reader/AR program had a cupcake treat with reading coach Sarah Morton. Kerri Worthington Switlik School MarathonGreat movie venueMovie Night in the Marathon Community Park was a huge success. The first-ever movie under the stars was seen by 150 Marathon residents. The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all of those who watched the live show just before the movie in true classic movie style, followed by Gone With the Wind, which ended in a standing ovation. What a night with popcorn, burgers, candy and beverages sold by the Marathon Youth Football Club.Thank you to everyone for supporting our new park programs and events. We want your ideas for things you would like to see happen in your park. We look forward to other interesting activities. And yes, there will be more movies.Charlotte Quinn MarathonThanks for the loveI have been a resident of Marathon since the fall of 1989. The people in this city I found to be the best ever. The businesses and business owners, along with politicians, law enforcement and every other domestic group, have been the key to my success as a person. My energy is far better than it has been in any other place Ive lived. The college taught me so much about personality that I give Florida Keys Community College the credit for the improvement on behavior. Thank to everyone in the city of Marathon and thank you Florida Keys for all the support you all contributed. Edward Davis MarathonAmended election law returns power to local elections officials, extends early voting window and more Sometimes, it does feel good to be proven right. Thats how former Monroe County Elections Supervisor Harry Sawyer must be feeling now, as he enjoys retirement, knowing his push for extended early voting windows will soon become law again. On Friday, the Legislatures final day, a bill giving local supervisors more say in running elections cleared its last hurdle in the Florida Senate and now goes to the governor for his signature. Included in that bill, authorization for local elections officials to extend early voting to 14 days vs. the eight days that a previous Legislature imposed in 2011 just in time to impact Floridas 2012 presidential election contest. My, how times have changed. Back in the summer of 2012, Gov. Scott and Floridas Secretary of State were trying to make a case for fewer days, but longer hours. In fact, they imposed those rules on the 62 Florida counties not subject to Justice Department review under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. Monroe County is one of the five counties still subject to federal oversight and Sawyer refused to go along with what he viewed as a sham compromise. He adhered to the 12-day early voting window in place before 2011. Sawyer said the states end-run, substituting a 12-hour day but reducing the number of days for early voting, would have a negative effect on voter turnout, especially for minorities, the elderly and poor who need transportation to get to the polls. And Sawyer had the backing of three judges sitting in the U.S. District Court in D.C. that reviewed Floridas amended early voting plan and ruled it would make it materially more difficult for some minority voters to cast a ballot. Then came the November election and efforts by Florida Republicans to suppress minority voting backfired. Alitany of eight-hour waiting times and elderly voters passing out in long lines, brought Florida another black eye on running elections. That was compounded by problems in several urban counties where voters were still in line election night long after President Obama was declared the winner and reelected to a second term. And Floridas election snafus earned more derision when it took days for the final vote tallies to declare Obama the Florida vote winner long after the rest of the country had moved on. As further proof that times have changed, language in the Senate bill that would have allowed Floridas Secretary of State to punish county election supervisors a move widely seen as targeting those who refused to heel to Tallahassee was removed. Perhaps cooler heads in the states Republican leadership realized that Harry Sawyer a life long Republican by the way, was right all along.Wayne Markham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Publisher Larry Kahn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Editor Richard Tamborrino . . .Advertising/New Bus.Dev.Dir. Kathie Bryan . . . . . . . . . . . . .Financial Director Todd Swift . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Manager Carter Townshend . . . . . . . . .Circulation Manager PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY Contents copyright 2013 Keynoter Publishing Co. Publix store managers and associates present check for $117,763 to United Way of the Florida Keys. Staff at the Crane Point Museum and Nature Center in Marathon thanks its volunteers with a reception last month. Most volunteers are seasonal and serve as guides on the trolley,which offers visitors insight into the history and natural environment of the Keys. These third-graders sure are enjoying their cupcakes,rewards for achievement in reading. Will Keys get sewermoney?The $20 million award expected would have been preferable, but the city of Marathon and Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District wont be scoffing if their $1 million grants for water projects survive Gov. Rick Scotts veto pen. State Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, said she was able to secure the funding from a water project pool of $58 million split among 120 districts. The Keys are included in District 120. Scott has 15 days to act on budget items, following the state Legislatures final vote Friday approving a $74.5 billion state budget for 2013-14. Raschein told the Keynoter she was pleased, as a freshman representative, that her district received a substantial portion of available funding. She also secured money for Florida City and Homesteadarea projects. Leading up this years session, optimism ran high that state lawmakers would approve a second consecutive $50 million bond to help pay for Keys sewer projects. That hope was nixed when the state announced the 2013-14 budget would include no new bonding or debt obligations. Raschein broke the news to a large Keys contingent in Tallahassee on April 23. The Monroe County representatives were in the state capitol for the annual Florida Keys Day celebration. The decision meant the second installment of the $200 million Mayfield grant was postpone until at least next year. Marathon and the Wastewater Treatment District are largely finished with their wastewater projects, and planned to use this years allocation to pay down debt each incurred during construction. Raschein says thats not an option with the proposed grants. It was a requirement to not pay down debt, so there are some other projects they can use the funding for, she said. Wastewater Treatment District General Manager Margaret Blank said Key Largos money would be used toward a $2.2 million sludge handling system. Pretty soon well be getting enough wastewater, especially at the clip Islamorada is working, where...well have to build a dedicated digester. That includes a centrifuge, a thickener and all the electrical piping and valves and controls you need, she said. Marathon City Manager Roger Hernstadt said there would be numerous projects for the City Council to consider. Possibilities include providing connection points to vacant properties or additional pieces of equipment that could be put on the wastewater treatment plants that werent. Alot of things were value engineered out of the projects because of costs. We can revisit any one of a number of things, Hernstadt said. The first Mayfield allocation was finalized in January 2012 and split between Monroe County and Islamorada. Marathon and the district each had $20 million coming their way according to an agreement worked out by local governments. The remainder was to be split among the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority ($5 million), the city of Key West ($4 million) and the city of Key Colony Beach ($1 million). Governor has 15 days to finalize budgetBy RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHONCity revamping tree trimming lawThe Key West Tree Commission on April 30 began a discussion aimed at making a local law protecting the citys canopy more user-friendly while hopefully quelling complaints from homeowners about the trimming job done by city crews.The basic problem is that in some cases, city workers need to access private property to do the best trimming job possible but dont have that authority. Instead, they just clear overhang from the public right-of-way, occasionally raising the ire of residents.The threshold is 80 inches off the ground. Last month, Community Services Director Greg Veliz told the Key West City Commission that its not realistic to ask his employees to make case-by-case aesthetic decisions. We go out there and we cut to code, he said. From there, commissioners decided to ask the Tree Commission to consider some changes to code. Commissioner Tony Yaniz serves as liaison between the Tree Commission and City Commission.The onus is on the homeowner, Yaniz said. If the homeowner doesnt trim, then we have two options: We cite the homeowner, which we dont want to do, and option two is we trim it. The correct way to trim it and not butcher it is to be allowed to go onto the property, he said. If the homeowner refuses to give us access to the property, the only other option we have is to cut it at the property line.Fines associated with not trimming or over-trimming protected trees vary.By SEAN KINNEYskinney@keynoter.comKEY WEST
Wednesday,May 8,2013 5A Keynoter KeysNet.com Island Vision Careis now accepting NEW patients.Dr.John Sheldon's optometry practice services all ages,from kids to seniors.Monday Friday 9AM to 5PM Saturday by appointment6400 Overseas Hwy. MM 50.5 (next to Herbies)743-2020 BusinessMedicaid snub could cost small businessesRepublican lawmakers say they are champions for Floridas businesses.But their failure to expand health insurance coverage to one million or more Floridians will put many employers in a financial lurch.Without a deal on health care, business owners across the state face the predicament of either paying to provide health insurance for their employees or facing federal government fines. Either way, the Legislatures inaction will saddle many businesses with additional costs that could reach, in total, close to $150 million next year.If you do not do Medicaid expansion, or something similar to that, there is a very real penalty imposed upon the employers of the state of Florida, said Sen. David Simmons, RAltamonte Springs, who had pushed some compromise. Its only one wrinkle from legislative inertia. In another, non-U.S. citizens living legally in Florida will be eligible for subsidized health insurance while some poor U.S. citizens will get nothing. Florida businesses have long complained about the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the 2010 health care law. The Legislatures failure to reach a compromise on Medicaid expansion just adds another layer. The historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the law actually created some of the current problems. While justices ruled that the centerpiece of the law a requirement that most everyone have health insurance was constitutional, they struck down a provision that would have essentially required states to expand Medicaid. By giving states a choice whether to expand, the court created loopholes about who would be covered and how, and who would be left out. Part of the law that remained in place requires businesses with more than 50 full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage to anyone working more than 30 hours a week. Many people in agriculture, tourism and hospitality would have been eligible for an expanded Medicaid program. But with no Medicaid expansion, those workers must either get health insurance from their employers, or they can turn to a federal health exchange to purchase insurance. If they use a federal exchange, their bosses will be penalized. And the fines are steep. In Florida, about 400,000 people who would have qualified for Medicaid expansion are eligible to purchase insurance on exchanges.If just one employee goes on the exchange, business owners are required to pay a fine of $2,000 for each of their full-time employees (minus the first 30). In a company of 200, that could translate into a fine of $340,000. In total, Florida employers could face at least $145.7 million in federal penalties per year, according to tax preparation service Jackson Hewitt.The eye-popping number is why business groups joined Democrats and Senate Republicans in pushing to accept federal Medicaid money.Expanding Medicaid alleviates additional costs on our businesses, said Associated Industries of Florida general counsel Tammy Perdue.The quirk about health care for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens is another result of the Supreme Courts bifurcated decision, and one that could have significant consequences in Florida. Congress created two different systems for people living below the poverty line. U.S. citizens would receive Medicaid through the expansion. Non-U.S. citizens would be eligible for subsidized private insurance.The idea was to avoid dragging immigration politics into the health care debate. But while states can opt out of the Medicaid expansion, they cannot change the rules for non-U.S. citizens. As a result, some non-U.S. citizens will be better off.Lawmakers in Florida are far from the only ones to have failed to reach a health care agreement. Nine other southern states have said they will not expand Medicaid coverage. Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Alaska also appear ready to reject federal health care assistance. Another dozen or so states are still weighing their options. Leaders in many of those states say the 2010 law leaves little flexibility to pursue a plan that fits their needs.In Floridas case, House Republicans were particularly reticent to accept the federal funding or provide subsidized health care to single, childless adults. They came up with a plan of their own, relying on solely state money that did neither.Some Republican lawmakers went as far as to characterize childless adults as people who could get insurance, if only they werent so lazy. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said the group was too busy playing a Grand Theft Auto video game to get a job. His father, Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, said he had little concern somebody who is an adult and chooses to sit on the couch. While the federal government has been willing to discuss how states provide health care, they have yet to budge on who is eligible. The health care law says that all people who make less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level about $16,000 for a single person should receive subsidized insurance coverage.The plan offered by House Republicans purposely did not cover the 400,000 people who make between 100 and 138 percent of poverty, noting that they would be eligible to purchase insurance on exchanges.Not said by lawmakers: the potential hit to businesses.Its unclear what will happen next. Senate leaders, who are willing to accept federal money, say they will continue to work on a compromise that House Republicans might stomach. Gov. Rick Scott, meanwhile, could force lawmakers to return to Tallahassee for a special session. Or lawmakers could try again in 2014.Hospitality industry possibly affectedBy TIA MITCHELLHerald/Times Tallahassee BureauHEALTH CARE COSTSConsumerconfidence on rise in FloridaAconfidence index in Florida rose again this month, despite ongoing cutbacks in federal spending and wobbly employment reports across the country. The University of Florida index hit 79 in April, the highest since last fall. The UF numbers come the same day that the Conference Board reported a surge in national confidence, with a six-point gain wiping out a six-point loss from March, when a sweeping package of federal spending cuts called the sequester began. Monthly swings in the UF index can be dismissed as statistical noise, but the overall trend shows a state gradually feeling better about the economy. A12-month average of the index sunk to 68 in the end of 2011, and has gone up eight points since to 76. Despite the angst over the national economy, Florida is in the midst of a real estate rebound, eroding the damage done to assets at the core of many Floridiansnet worth. Real Estate rebound helps drive indexMiami HeraldECONOMYSouth Florida real estate values are bouncing back from the low point in late 2011. BUSINESS BRIEFSColdwell Banker Schmitt celebrates Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. celebrates its 25th anniversary as an affiliate of the global Coldwell Banker brokerage group. Budge Huskey, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, said the Keys-based realty firm has been an integral part of the legacy handed down by the Coldwell Banker founders Coldert Coldwell and Benjamin Banker.Brian Schmitt, president and broker, said the affiliation with Coldwell Banker has helped us combine out stateof-the art, local service organization with the resources and reach of a global and highly respected brand.The partnership has been instrumental in maintaining our position of market leadership in the Florida Keys.Keys Federal hosts financial courseKeys Federal Credit Union is offering a nineweek personal financial management course through Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University. Classes are open to credit union members and nonmembers. The cost is $89 for the kit, which includes audio and print materials. Classes will be held every Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., starting June 4 and ending July 30, at Key Plaza branch, 3022 N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6A Wednesday,May 8,2013 Rowells appraisals coming shortlyThe Rowell family sold its eight acres of Key Largo bayfront property more than seven years ago but the site, virtually vacant, still goes by the name of Rowells Marina.Plans for pricey condominiums came and went, and now Monroe County has ordered two new appraisals to see if a purchase for public use may be within reach.The assessments should be completed in 30 to 45 days, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi said.County commissioners voted April 17 to seek updated appraisals for the bayside property at mile marker 104.5 but Commissioner Danny Kolhage cautioned it was not an enthusiastic unanimous, but more conditional.Gastesi, who has reminded commissioners since soon after his 2008 hiring that many Upper Keys residents ardently support buying Rowells Marina for use as a park, said getting appraisals is not a commitment. We dont even know the [asking] price, Gastesi told commissioners. We want to know if were even in the ballpark.If the current owner listed in county property records as Largo Sun Vista Acquisition Co. of Deerfield Beach values the land too highly, Mayor George Neugent said, It could be game over.Commissioners Heather Carruthers and Kolhage raised concern that the site may have environmental contamination from the propertys use as a commercial marina.Rowells Marina has become the most popular site on Key Largo for hosting major fundraising events like the Key Largo Stone Crab and Seafood Festival and the Brew on the Bay, a craft-beer festival. Rockers Chuck Berry and Steven Tyler played at Rowells in the 2005 Celebration of the Sea Music Fest, a concert sponsored by a now-defunct development company.If it turns out that [Rowells] is affordable within the countys budget, it would be very advantageous to acquire it for the communitys use, Joy Martin, a prominent Upper Keys Realtor and former chairwoman of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, said Friday.Once its in private hands, its gone forever, Martin said. Afirm called Boca Developers purchased Rowells Marina in July 2005 for $6.5 million, intending to build 136 luxury condominiums on the bayfront property.But the project hinged on obtaining county and state approval to move development rights from the Seahorse RVPark on Big Pine Key, which the firm also owned.Stalled by opposition from Upper Keys residents and questions about transferring development rights more than 75 miles, the two-site deal eventually collapsed along with the South Florida real-estate market. Monroe County previously walked away from offers to sell the site, ranging from $5 million in 2005 to $9.75 million four years ago. Currently the Rowells property, comprising two adjoining parcels, is assessed at about $2 million for tax purposes.KEY LARGOBy KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org FHSAAbill dies on Senate floorFlorida High School Athletic Association Executive Director Roger Dearing called it gratifying that the legislative session ended without passage of a bill that would have given state lawmakers more control over the organization that has overseen high school sports for nearly a century. We understand that many of the legislators who supported the proposal were doing what they thought was best for high school athletics, but it would have opened the door for a few adults and athletes to build powerhouses while those who respected the rules of fair play were left behind, Dearing said. On Friday, as the legislative session ended, the measure (HB 1279) by Lakelandarea lawmakers failed to be heard on the Senate floor after winning earlier approval in the House. The House bill would have exerted more state control over FHSAA, including a provision to sunset the organization in 2017. Sen. Kelli Stargel (RLakeland), the sponsor of the Senate version of the bill, has said the proposal will return next year unless the FHSAAshows a willingness to abide by the desires of legislators. The bill would have expanded the ability of students to transfer schools during the school year, given charter and home school students more opportunities to play for public school teams, altered the makeup of the associations board of directors, given school districts more say over athletic regulations in each county, and set a 2017 date to sunset the 93-year-old organization.Sports body faced 2017 terminationFlorida News ServiceFLORIDAGrouper bite is hot coming off the reefGrouper season is off to an excellent start, with plenty of reds, blacks and gags to be had in all venues. Most of the black grouper are coming off the deeper edge of the reef and wrecks, whereas the gags and reds are being taken on the shallower side to the patches and Hawk Channel. The Gulf is giving up some gags as well. The baits of choice are anything large and live grunts, legal size snappers, blue runners, etc.The yellowtail snapper action is also superb in all depth ranges on the reef, with the largest specimens coming from the deeper areas.Mixed in are quite a few mutton snapper. While most fish are in the sixto eightpound class, there is the occasional one or two in the mid-teens. As always for the snapper, lots of chum is key along with all kinds of cut baits, such as bonito and ballyhoo.Offshore, the dolphin bite is coming into its own with some very large fish coming through right now. No particular area seems to be outperforming any other, and most anglers are finding the fish under birds.Be on the lookout as there is a fair number of marlin around. Theyre ranging from little rats to 150 pounds or so, to fish as large as 400 pounds. If youve had a hankering to catch the Silver King, now is your time. The tarpon bite is outstanding at the bridges and passes and should remain consistent through the end of the month.The weeks bestMarvin and Deb Monroe, from Helena MT, are frequent visitors to Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway in Marathon. This year, they fished with Capt. Howard Kelley and had several very successful outings with big dolphin and snapper brought back to the dock. Marvin also landed a good size tarpon at the Seven Mile Bridge.Capt. Jeff Knapp, of Beckoning Charters in Marathon, reports dark lures fished slow in the early morning (two hours before sun up) have produced lots of tarpon action at the Seven Mile Bridge this past week. The SeaSquared crew spent much of the week tarpon and shark fishing, with great entertainment provided for our anglers. Acouple of reef trips produced good catches of yellowtail and mutton snapper along with the seasons first grouper.Casting contestCapt. Spiders Casting for Charity returns Thursday to the 7 Mile Marina/Saltys Waterfront Grill in Marathon. The contest runs from 6 to 8 pm, and will benefit the Marathon High School Maritime Scholarship.Capt. Chris Johnson is a member of the Yamaha National Fishing Team and specializes in offshore, gulf/bay, reef/wreck, shark and tarpon fishing with SeaSquared Charters out of Captain Pips Marina and Hideaway Marathon. You can reach him at 305.743.5305, http://SeaSquaredCharters.co m and http://Facebook.com /MarathonFishing Live baits key for anglers looking for action FISHING THE FLORIDA KEYSCounty eyes purchase for right price KEYSNET.COM Chris Johnson CaptainsColumn Grouper season kicked off with a pair of 15-pound black grouper along with flag yellowtails and a big mutton on the SeaSquared.
Keys LifeFlorida Keys Keynoter WWW.KEYSNET.COM WEDNESDAY,MAY 8,2013 CLASSIFIEDS INSIDE 4B Healthy Start Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition celebrates 20th anniversary with a party Friday at the Bottlecap Lounge in Key West, 3B Cuban activists Miami rally sees civil institutions changing Cubas future with focus on legal and cultural rights, 2B B Sports & OutdoorsFishing CommunityLifestyle Canes search on for quarterbackCoral Shores football coaches mean it when they tell their Hurricane players that starting spots are open for the taking.Our main priority this spring is to establish our identity as a football team, said third-year head coach Ed Holly, watching the Canes hit during Mondays first spring day of contact practice.Coaches have little more than two three weeks to fill starting units on both sides of the ball, both to built around a small handful of returning regulars.Seniors-to-be Eddie Dunn at halfback and blockers Jake Niedbalski and Benny Cosme were the lone veteran starters on the offensive side at practice this week.On defense, rising junior defensive back Paul Pauchey and linebacker Dunn are the only starters back from the team that posted a solid 6-4 record last fall. It was an eye-opener on the first day of practice May 1, Holly said. But this is what high-school football is about. Several other players who saw varsity game time in the fall likely will work into the regular rotation, including Henry Jacobsen, Logan Rowe and George Jacobsen, all listed as linebackers and running backs, and two-way lineman Austin Wilkins. Anew quarterback will take the snaps from center this spring. Holly is just as eager as anyone to know who that will be. Sophomore Nick Frisone and junior Austin Seibolt, players with junior-varsity experience, will be among those competing for the spot. Or it could be somebody else, Holly said. Pauchey played as a backup quarterback in past seasons but coaches would prefer him anchoring a rebuilt defensive backfield. Coral Shores expects to take about two dozen varsity players into the May 23 jamboree scrimmage that ends spring practice. The jamboree at Marathon High School features three twoquarter games among the Hurricanes, Dolphins and and Doral Academy.Joining Holly on the Hurricane coaching staff are Alphonso Bryant, Adam Bort, Keys Oakley, Claude Kershner, Jack Niedbalski, Jim Miller, Andy Engelmeyer and Jason Stephenson.Rebuilding on offense and defense underwayCORAL SHORES FOOTBALLKeynoter photo by KEVIN WADLOWAssistant football coach Jack Niebalski directs Coral Shores players through a defensive drill Monday as the Hurricanes prepare for a May 23 jamboree that ends three weeks of spring practice.By KEVIN WADLOWSenior Staff Writer email@example.comConchs look at QB candidatesSpring football practice is underway at Key West High School, and the hunt is on for a quarterback. Senior Donald Roberts was at that position last season, helping lead the Conchs to a 6-4 record under firstyear coach Johnny Hughes. His backup, Juwan Brown, also got experience running the triple-option office Hughes had installed. Roberts, of course, is no longer in the picture, and neither is Brown, who moved to Jacksonville.As the Conchs practiced Monday for the first time in pads, there were two, perhaps three, quarterback candidates.The main two appear to be Andrew Freeman, a fixture on the baseball team, and Trevor Pike, a fixture on the golf team. Freeman was listed as a sophomore quarterback on last seasons roster, but didnt play because of shoulder surgery. The terminology [of the triple option] is familiar to him, but he has no experience with the footwork, Hughes said. Both Freeman and Pike, who is new to the team, throw the ball well, Hughes said.The third candidate is Tyler Thurston, who, Hughes said, recently returned to Key West. Whoever wins the quarterback job will operate behind experienced blockers. The entire offensive line and the reserves are back, Hughes said, adding, though, that there is a chance that junior-to-be Caleb Holley may leave Key West with his family. In addition to the linemen, the Conchs have a myriad of other players returning, all of whom made major contributions last fall. Among them is running back Deonte Stemage, a scoring threat from anywhere on the field. Dorian Cannon and Laurence Marius are also breakaway threats in the backfield, and another hard runner is sophomore-to-be Mehki SargentLinebacker Jack Gruba, who had four interceptions last season, is back, as are defensive backs Daniel Thompson and Jeffery Anilus. Key West, which had about 40 players at practice Monday, will play its spring game at 7 p.m. May 24 against Fort Pierce Westwood at Tommy Roberts Memorial Stadium. The game could be played at the high school if work on the stadiums bleachers is not completed.Spring game May 24 vs. Ft.PierceBy DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST FOOTBALL Quarterback hopefuls Trevor Pike (15) and Andrew Freeman (4) throw passes during a drill Monday at Key West Highs spring practice.Photo by BERT BUDDE Squad searches for identitySpring practice couldnt have come any sooner for the Marathon High School football team. The Dolphins would surely love to erase the memory of a 1-9 2013 season as quickly as possible, and their young roster will benefit from another month on the field. The first few days is just going over the basics. Theres a number of new kids that need to learn the basics of football and dont have the background, coach Lance Martin said. Martin said the Dolphins large freshman class would benefit most from the practice time heading into their sophomore seasons. Most were on the junior varsity team last year, he said. Marathon spent Wednesday through Friday without pads before letting the kids do some hitting on Saturday. We did some positional work and reviewed tackling and let them scrimmage a little bit, Martin said. There were very limited offensive plays run because we dont have many installed but it was a good scrimmage.Marathon will employ the run-heavy Wing-Toffense this year heading into its second season as a member of the 14-team Southeast Football Conference. Coral Shores High School is also a member. Thats the only success weve had the past few years. With our personnel not being as large or as fast, thats the best option for us, he said. Sophomore to be Max Elliott has been handling the quarterbacking during spring practices, while Martin says other skill positions are thin because of eligibility issues. Were much further along defensively; thats the case with most programs, Martin said, noting the concepts are easier for younger players to grasp. The Southeast Football Conference grew largely out of a lack of parity in the last round of FHSAAredistricting.Spring practice culminates in an exhibition game with Coral Shores and Doral Academy scheduled for May 23 at 6 p.m. at Marathon High. Each team will play the other two for one half.By RYAN McCARTHYrmccarthy@keynoter.comMARATHON FOOTBALLDistrict realignment impacts Key WestIn recent seasons, the Key West High School football team has been in a three-team district with Miami powers Norland and Jackson, who have blocked the Conchs path to the state playoffs. That will change in the fall, but not necessarily to the Conchsadvantage. It doesnt get any easier, said coach Johnny Hughes. The Conchs wont have to worry about Norland anymore, but Jackson will still be in their new district (165A), as will American Heritage Plantation and Cardinal Gibbons.. Most Key West teams will be looking at some new opponents because of district revamping by the Florida High School Athletic Association.Baseball District 164Awill remain the same with the Conchs, Coral Shores, St. Brendan and Gulliver Prep. Basketball Boys teams from Florida Christian, Keys Gate Charter and Ransom Everglades will join the Conchs, Coral Shores, Gulliver Prep and St. Brendan in 16-4A. The Key West girls team will be in 164Awith Gulliver and St. Brendan, along with newcomers Keys Gate, Ransom Everglades, Florida Christian and Miami Carrollton. Soccer Both Conch teams will no longer have to deal with powerhouses American Heritage, Pembroke Pines Charter and Archbishop McCarthy in 16-3A. The girls team will be in a group with Doral Academy HialeahMiami Lakes, Miami Jackson and Miami Northwestern; the Conch boys will face those teams and also Miami Norland. Volleyball Miami Carrollton, Florida Christian, Keys Gate and Ransom will join the Conchs, Coral Shores, Gulliver Prep and St. Brendan in 16-4A. Cross-country Key West will be in 16-2Awith Coral Shores, Carrollton, Gulliver, La Salle, Jackson, Monsignor Pace, Ransom Everglades, St. Brendan and Washington. Track The Conchs162Arivals will be Archbishop Carroll, Carrollton, Coral Shores, Gulliver, Ransom and St. Brendan.Swimming 12-2Awill have the Conchs, Archbishop McCarthy, Doral, Gulliver, Pace, Somerset Academy and St. Brendan. Wrestling 16-1Awill be composed of Key West, Coral Shores, Florida Christian, Keys Gate, Palmer Trinity, Ransom, Rivera Prep, Solid Rock Christian and Westminster Christian. Golf The Conchs will tee off against Gulliver, Belen Jesuit, Columbus, Doral and La Salle in 16-2A.By DICK WAGNERKeynoter ContributorKEY WEST
In one poster, Raul and Fidel Castro ride in a hot air balloon made of newspapers. Their fingers are plugged into their ears, drowning out any noise around them. Ablue bird similar to the Twitter icon flies nearby, its beak threatening to punch a hole and send them to the ground. In another, a Havana street is lined with banners hanging from streetlights. Citizen demand for another Cuba, the signs read. Sign it now! The works are part of an exhibit held Saturday in Miami by State of SATS, an activist group attempting to foster civil society and stimulate discussion about Cubas future. The groups leader, Antonio Rodiles, is in Miami to promote a campaign demanding that Cuba implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and ratify two United Nations covenants the government signed in 2008 protecting civil, political, social and economic rights.The posters all contain the words For Another Cuba and were created by artists on the island and in the diaspora. The works were shown in Miamis Little Havana and will later be put on display at the State of SATS in Havana, which is operated out of Rodileshouse.The posters are part of a campaign including artists, musicians and citizens of all types, said Rodiles, 40, who earned a doctorate in physics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and taught at Florida State University before returning to Cuba. Caricatures and posters send very direct messages that sometimes words and analysis cannot. Rodiles and other members of State of SATS are the most recent Cuban opposition leaders to travel abroad and share their work with the international community and the large base of exiles in Miami since Cuba eliminated its exit permit requirement in January Blogger Yoani Sanchez, Berta Soler, co-founder of the Ladies in White group and Rosa Maria Paya, the daughter of Oswaldo Paya, a dissident killed in a car accident last year, all visited Miami in April.All have vowed to return and continue their work on the communist island, unlike many who left after the 1959 revolution. These dissidents frequently say their future is not in another part of the world but in a different Cuba. They have been given human rights prizes and received with open arms by the exile community and CubanAmerican politicians in Miami. Its unclear what conditions theyll face on their return, or even how far their message has spread in Cuba.But at the very least, their visits have provoked a dialogue in Miami of Cubans from different waves of immigration. At the Saturday exhibit and panel discussion, many of those present were exiles who had left the island decades ago and never returned. People in Cuba know their rights and want change, Ailer Gonzalez, State of SATSartistic director, told them. But they dont know how.State of SATS believes change can be provoked by building an independent civil society in Cuba, much like what occurred in Eastern Europe more than two decades ago. The group coordinates panels and lectures in Havana on topics like Master Plan for a 21st Century Havana and The Media in Cuba Today. The events are all taped, burned onto DVDs for distribution and placed on YouTube, where some of their videos have received thousands of hits.We want Cuba to be a normal country, where we can talk among each other and change how we are living now, said Rodiles. Part of the For Another Cuba campaign includes a petition that has been signed by more than 3,600 people asking for the Cuban government to ratify the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The accords were signed by Cuban officials but not ratified. The text of the petition says the implementation of these accords would ensure respect for citizens regardless of their ideas and help in the formation of a free and plural Cuba. Our expectation of being heard by the government is almost exhausted, yet we have decided to bring the authorities this demand as an urgent recourse to achieve effective understanding, the petition states. We are determined not to accept institutional silence in response to this demand for the ratification. 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LivingAnother Cuba is goal for island activistsGroup shapes blueprint for civil changesBy CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated PressCUBA Poster created by State of SATS,a Cuban activist group, displayed in Miamis Little Havana. Hemingways Cuba papers find a homeApartnership between Cuba and a private U.S. foundation is working to preserve more of writer Ernest Hemingways papers and belongings that he left at his home near Havana when he died. U.S. Rep. James McGovern of Massachusetts and the Finca Vigia Foundation are scheduled to announce the digitization of 2,000 Hemingway papers and materials. The digital copies will be transferred to Bostons John F. Kennedy Library. This is the first time anyone in the U.S. has been able to examine these items from the famous writers Cuban estate, Finca Vigia. They include passports showing Hemingways travels and letters commenting on such works as The Old Man and the Sea. The Kennedy Library holds a large Hemingway collection because Jacqueline Kennedy helped arrange a place for the items.Kennedy Library nears a deal for Finca VigiaworkBy BRETT ZONGKERAssociated PressHISTORY Melissa Grady from Centennial Bank presents a $300 check to Potentate Steve Rosean of the Mahi Shriners in Marathon. Of that,$140 was collected in a jar at the bank and the bank matched the rest.The money is used to drive and fly patients to the Shriners hospitals with no out-of-pocket costs to the patients or their families.SHRINE DONATION
LIVING BRIEFSLivingston plays Mothers Day benefitHoward Livingston and the Mile Marker 24 Band performs from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 12, for the 11th annual benefit to help The Boys and Girls Clubs. Music and dining take place at Margaritaville Caf, 500 Duval St., Key West.There will be a Caribbean buffet, margaritas, silent auction and entertainment. Tickets cost $40. To find out more, call 296-2258.More than 200 children will be enrolled in Boys and Girls Clubs summer programs in Key West and Big Pine Key.Healthy Start celebrates 20 yearsKey Wests BottleCap Lounge, 1128 Simonton St., will host a happy hour benefit for the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 in honor of the Coalitions 20th anniversary. Organizers will hold drawings for Stay-Cation Vacation and Pamper Yourself grand prize packages. Only 250 tickets will be sold for each drawing and each prize package is valued at over $2,000. Raffle tickets are $20 (suggested donation) and will be sold at the event. In addition to the drawings, the event features celebrity bartenders, complimentary hors doeuvres, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.The generous donation of the bartenderstips as well as event proceeds will support programs and services for healthy babies in the Keys.Program focuses on dog behaviorYou can discover how you and your dog can build better communication, improve behavior and strengthen your bond in a program set for 11 a.m. May 11 at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 oceanside. Florida Keys Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals behavior counselor Cathy Baier will focus on dog behavior from the dogs point of view for owners to better understand problems their dogs may be having. For more information, call the Key West animal shelter at 294-4857.Tickets remaining for boat raffleWith the help of the Marathon Boat Yard Marine Center, Edgewater Power Boats and Yamaha, Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys is selling raffle tickets for $100 each to win an EdgeWater 158CS with a Yamaha F70 engine and an EZ Loader trailer.Just 300 tickets will be sold. The winner will be drawn during the seventh annual Mothers Day Dolphin Tournament May 10 and 11 in Marathon. For more information, call 743-9828.The bug lives on at Smathers BeachAll air-cooled antique Volkswagen enthusiasts and owners are invited to an informal gathering of the Vee Dubs of Key Dubs group at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Smathers Beach at the mile marker one sign post.Bring your own food or drinks. Drive, push or pull your vintage VWto enjoy spending time with like-minded fans swapping stories, admiring Volkswagens and celebrating these unique classic cars we all know and love, said event coordinator, Brady Hodgerson.For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/ veedubsofkeydubs.Silver Linings up for discussionSilver Linings Playbook, a romantic comedy by Matthew Quick, is the Key Largo Book Clubs selection for its May 21 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Key Largo library, in Trade Winds Plaza at mile marker 101.4 oceanside.Its about a temporarily deranged, avid football fan whose psychotherapist is an equally avid football lover. The hero eventually regains his memory of the traumatic incident that unhinged him and comes to recognize and reciprocate the love of his oddball neighbor who had sustained him during his temporary insanity. For further information call Pat Cobey at 852-5756.Refuge seeking new volunteersThe National Key Deer Refuge is looking for volunteers to help staff its Big Pine Key visitor center and the Blue Hole interpretation area on Big Pine. No experience is necessary. Volunteers can spend as little as three hours a week helping staff these locations. Opportunities also include helping staff booths at festivals and events, beach cleanups, website design, leading guided tours and helping with the Florida Keys Birding and Wildlife Festival. Contact Kristie Killam, the refuges park ranger, at Kristie_Killam@fws.gov or call 304-9625.Culinary program provides good eatsThe Marathon Elks Lodge #2139 will host a gourmet dinner prepared by the Marathon High School Culinary Program, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Lodge, 82nd Street, ocean. For more information, call Rose at (305) 289-0417. Wednesday,May 8,2013 3B Keynoter KeysNet.com 30 YEARS STRONG The Marathon chapter of Delta Mu,part of the international teacher sorority Alpha Delta Kappa,celebrated its 30th anniversary in April.On hand to celebrate at Keys Fisheries were the chapters teacher and principal members,both working and retired,from Stanley Switlik Elementary School and Marathon High School.The core work of the chapter is community service and raising scholarship money. R2D2-like machines tackled superbugsThey sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didnt have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous superbugsthat are hard to treat. The rise of these superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread: Machines that resemble Star Wars robots and emit ultraviolet light or hydrogen peroxide vapors. Germresistant copper bed rails, call buttons and IVpoles. Antimicrobial linens, curtains and wall paint. While these products can help get a room clean, their true impact is still debatable. There is no widely-accepted evidence that these inventions have prevented infections or deaths. Meanwhile, insurers are pushing hospitals to do a better job and the governments Medicare program has moved to stop paying bills for certain infections caught in the hospital. Were seeing a culture change in hospitals, said Jennie Mayfield, who tracks infections at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Those hospital infections are tied to an estimated 100,000 deaths each year and add as much as $30 billion a year in medical costs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency last month sounded an alarm about a nightmare bacteria resistant to one class of antibiotics. That kind is still rare, but it showed up last year in at least 200 hospitals. Hospitals started paying attention to infection control in the late 1880s, when mounting evidence showed unsanitary conditions were hurting patients. Hospital hygiene has been a concern ever since, with a renewed emphasis triggered by the emergence a decade ago of a nasty strain of intestinal bug called Clostridium difficile, or C-diff. The diarrhea-causing Cdiff is now linked to 14,000 U.S. deaths annually. Thats been the catalyst for the growing focus on infection control, said Mayfield, who is also president-elect of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. C-diff is easier to treat than some other hospital superbugs, like methicillinresistant staph, or MRSA, but its particularly difficult to clean away. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers dont work and C-diff can persist on hospital room surfaces for days. The CDC recommends hospital staff clean their hands rigorously with soap and water or better yet, wear gloves. And rooms should be cleaned intensively with bleach, the CDC says. Complicating matters is the fact that larger proportions of hospital patients today are sicker and more susceptible to the ravages of infections, said Dr. Marisa Montecalvo, a contagious diseases specialist at Westchester. Theres a growing recognition that its not only surgical knives and operating rooms that need a thorough cleaning but also spots like bed rails and even television remote controls, she said. Now theres more attention to making sure that all the nooks and crannies are clean, and that its done in as perfect a manner as can be done, Montecalvo said. Enter companies like Xenex Healthcare Services, a San Antonio company that makes a portable, $125,000 machine thats rolled into rooms to zap C-diff and other bacteria and viruses dead with ultraviolet light. Xenex has sold or leased devices to more than 100 U.S. hospitals. The market niche is expected to grow from $30 million to $80 million in the next three years, according to Frost & Sullivan, a market research firm. Mark Stibich, Xenexs chief scientific officer, said client hospitals sometimes call them robots and report improved satisfaction scores from patients who seem impressed that the medical center is trotting out that kind of technology. Beyond products to disinfect a room, there are tools to make sure doctors, nurses and other hospital staff are properly cleaning their hands when they come into a patients room. Among them are scanners that monitor how many times a health care worker uses a sink or hand sanitizer dispenser. Still, technology only takes us so far, said Christian Lillis, who runs a small foundation named after his mother who died from a C-diff infection. Lillis said the hospitals he is most impressed with include Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, where thorough cleanings are confirmed with spot checks. Fluorescent powder is dabbed around a room before its cleaned and a special light shows if the powder was removed. That strategy was followed by a 28 percent decline in C-diff, he said. He also cites Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill., where the focus is on elbow grease and bleach wipes. Whats different, he said, is the merger of the housekeeping and infection prevention staff. That emphasizes that cleaning is less about being a maids service than about saving patients from superbugs. If your hospitals not clean, youre creating more problems than youre solving, Lillis said.Hospitals turn to robots that can zap germsBy MIKE STOBBEAssociated PressHEALTH BABY SHOW Jessica Lariz and Leah Stockton share information about Healthy Start at an April 26 womens health fair and baby shower sponsored by Cuddle Bugs Baby and Lower Keys Medical Center at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel.Healthy Start is a free program for pregnant women and women with infants under age 3 thats run through the Monroe County Health Department and the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition.To find out more,call 809-5653.
KeysNet.com Keynoter 4B Wednesday,May 8,2013 The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN Ad# 475133 PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH NOTICE OF VARIANCE HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Commission of the City of Key Colony Beach, Florida, will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 13, 2013, 9:30 a.m. Key Colony Beach, City Hall to hear a variance request from Donald Urfer 621 11th Street (Lot 27 Block 12, Key Colony Beach 2nd Addition) for the following: Applicant requests a variance to the 2006 variance, an extension of the dock 10 ft. to the north property line, install a 5K jet ski lift, remove 5 piles & 6sq. ft. of dock, install protective seagrass grating per ACOE permit issued January 14, 2013. Interested parties may appear at the Hearing and be heard with respect to the requested variance. Persons who need accommodations in order to attend or participate in this meeting should contact the city clerk at 305-289-1212 at least 48 hours prior to this meeting in order to request such assistance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at the Variance Hearing, that person will need a record of the proceedings and for such purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If you are unable to attend the Hearing on June 13, 2013, but wish to comment, please direct correspondence to: City Clerk, P.O. Box 510141, Key Colony Beach, FL 33051-0141, or email@example.com and your comments will be entered into the record. Cathy Henninger, City Clerk CITY OF KEY COLONY BEACH Published May 8, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter A d# 475218 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 44-2012-CA-001396K THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-12CB, MORTGAGE PASS-THRU CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-12CB Plaintiff, v. REJANE M. OLDHAM A /K/A REJANE M. OLDHAM; A NY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND A GAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND TENANT N/K/A MARIE A LONSO Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 10, 2013, entered in Civil Case No. 44-2012-CA-001396K of the Circuit Court of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Monroe County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 13th day of May, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the front door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Lester Building, 530 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida 33040, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: ON THE ISLAND OF STOCK ISLAND AND KNOWN AS: LOT 46, BLOCK E, LINCOLN GARDENS NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 A T PAGE 90 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if an y other than the y property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ATTENTION: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Cheryl Alfonso 302 Fleming Street Key West, FL 33040 Phone: (305) 292-3423 DATED AT KEY WEST, FLORIDA THIS 16 DAY OF A PRIL, 2013 Shonta McLeod A MY HEAVILIN, CLERK CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA Published May 1, 8, 2013 Florida Keys Keynoter Ad# 478751 Notice of sale Notice of Public Sale pursuant to Chapter 328.17 of the Florida Lien Law. The following vessels will sell at Public Sale at Auction to the highest bidder, provided the sale price is greater than 50% of the fair market value subject to any and all recorded mortgages. Sale Date: May 23, 2013 at 10:00am *Auction will occur where each vessel is located* 1983 Hewes, Reg# FL3799EM, Hull Id# RGLF1416M83B Located at 80625 Overseas Highway Islamorada FL 33036 Lien Amount: $4,503.00 a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by filing with the Clerk of the Court. b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559. 917. c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954) 920-6020. *All auctions are held with reserve* Some of the vessels may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 Published May 1, 8, 2013 Florida Keys KeynoterLOST YOUR PET? OR FOUND A PET? 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RV LOTS FOR RENT in MARATHON Adult Park. Please call 305-743-6519 Marathon 574 99th St Ocean. Unfurn 1BR, 1BA apt on canal. Tiled. Scrn porch. 40 dockage. PETS WELCOME. $1200/mo. F/L/S. 305-289-0802 MARATHON EFFICIENCY Ocean Isles gated commty. Furn, clubhouse w/pool N/S, no pets. Bkgnd chk req. $795. 386-308-4071; 386-467-1966 MM102 1 BR / 1 BA Furn. downstairs apt. Incl. elec. & water. No smoking / no pets, $850 /mo. F/S (305) 904-8866 or (305) 970-4344 MM 89 1 BR FRESHLY painted rear, upstairs apt. W/D on site. Elec. & basic cable incl. $900 / mo. (305) 5176582 or (305) 664-7252. MM95 CANAL FRONT 1 BR Apt. No pets. 1st and last. $950 / mo. incl. all util. & cable. Call (786) 295-1789. VacantCommercialLot 1.54 acres,488feetalongUS1, MM10.5,BigCoppittKey SuburbanCommercialzoning. MLS#:559830Within15feet ofSewage,Water,andElectric hookup.Onsitevegetationcan bemitigated.$950,firstname.lastname@example.org COMMERCIAL SPACES MM 100 *Warehouse $500 14 x 24 w/ bath *Small Office $300 10 x 16 feet *AC Storage $300 10 x 16 feet Call (305) 522-6598 Available office or desk space. Attractive professional building. Hwy frontage, Marathon. Call: 305-731-1183; 305-731-9751 CLIMATE CONTROLLED STORAGE. Call Freds Beds, 305-743-7277 LARGE STORAGE YARD MM 91. Suitable for your business. Only $800 per month Call (305) 522-6598. MARATHON US 1 Commercial Space Avail. 1000 sf, $1/sf + util, taxes & insur. Yard space also available. 305-923-9542 MM 93 LARGE STORAGE YARD FENCED AREA, SPACE AVAILABLE. (305) 522-6598 OFFICE SPACE MM 98 Small office $300 per mo. AC Space $300 per mo. Call ( 305) 522-6598 FIRST MORTGAGE LOANS FOR SALE. Discounted 25%. Currently paying 7.25%. email@example.com. (305) 743-5164 ADMIN / CLERICAL ASST. (FT) needed to perform a variety of tasks. Must be motivated & dependable. Proficiency in MS Word & Excel req. H.S. diploma or eq. req. Apply in person at Coral Medical, 87899 Overseas Hwy. or fax resume to (305) 8522284. Drug Free Workplace. CARPENTERS & LABORERS Must have tools & transportation. Long term employment. Top pay for quality minded individuals. Must pass background check. Call (305) 852-2806. CommercialElectrician LookingforCommercial ElectriciansfortheGrassey Keyarea.Mustbe dependable,havetoolsand transportation.Pleasecontact Larry.954-978-7070 firstname.lastname@example.org CHARTER FISHING MATE Marathon. Salary plus tips. Call Bob, 305-393-2652 CLEANERS Saturdayin Marathon $17/hr Seasonal OK Call 305-743-8111 GATE ATTENDANT Nights & weekend work. MM 65, Long Key. Call 305-664-4860 or fax resume to 305-664-5268 PARTTIME BOAT WASHER / DOCKMASTER needed for boat club in Islamorada. Scrubbing, cleaning & lt. maint. work for med. sized rec. boats. 2 3 day / wk., weekends expected. Friendly cust. svc & good comm. skills req. If interested call (305) 906-1693. CasaDelSolBeachResort Housekeeping,Maintenance, FrontDeskReservationist Applyinperson 58162OverseasHwy Marathon,FL.772-453-3132 P/T FRONT DESK PERSON Evening hrs. Must be outgoing, friendly & have computer exp. Apply Sea Dell Motel, 5000 O/S Hwy, Mrthn; call 743-5161 NOTICEOFINTENTIONTOCONSIDER ADOPTIONOF COUNTY RESOLUTIONS NOTICEISHEREBYGIVENTOWHOMITMAYCONCERNthatonMay15,2013at 1:30p.m.,orassoonthereafterasmaybeheard,attheMurrayE.NelsonGovernment Center,102050OverseasHighway,KeyLargo,MonroeCounty,Florida, theBoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroeCounty,Floridaintendstoconductpublichearingstoconsider approvalofthefollowingfour(4)CountyResolutions: ThecentralserviceboundaryforeachserviceareaisasdelineatedintheMasterPlanUpdate approvedbytheBoardofCountyCommissionersonJanuary28,2009andupdatedonJuly18, 2012by ResolutionNo.197-2012 (CudjoeRegionalCentralizedInnerIslandsServiceArea)and ResolutionNo.198-2012 (CudjoeRegionalCentralizedOuterIslandsServiceArea).Firstclass noticesdescribingthe supplemental assessmentprogramsaretobemailedtoowneraddresses onfilewiththepropertyappraiserfollowingtheadoptionofthisresolution.Allaffectedpropertyownershavearighttoappearandprovideinputatthehearingandmayfile writtenobjectionswiththeCountyAdministratoranytimepriortothepublicmeeting. TheFacilitiesPlancanbeviewedontheMonroeCountywebsiteathttp://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/DocumentCenter/.ADAASSISTANCE:Ifyouareapersonwithadisabilitywhoneedsspecialaccommodations inordertoparticipateinthisproceeding,pleasecontacttheCountyAdministratorsOffice,by phoning(305)292-4441,betweenthehoursof8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.,nolaterthanfive(5) calendardayspriortothescheduledmeeting;ifyouarehearingorvoiceimpaired,call1. DatedatKeyWest,Floridathis3rddayofMay,2013. AMYHEAVILIN,ClerkoftheCircuitCourt andexofficioClerkoftheBoardofCounty CommissionersofMonroeCounty,Florida PublishedKeynoter05-08-13 ARESOLUTIONOFTHEBOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA,RELATINGTOTHEPROVISIONOFWASTEWATERSERVICETOPROPERTIES;DESCRIBINGTHESYSTEMDEVELOPMENTFEE, COLLECTIONCOSTSANDTHEOTHERTERMSANDCONDITIONSOFTHE NON-ADVALOREMANNUALWASTEWATERASSESSMENTS;ESTABLISHING THEAMOUNTANDTERMOFTHEANNUALWASTEWATERASSESSMENTFOR EACHPARCELOFPROPERTYTOBEASSESSED;DIRECTINGPREPARATION OFTHEINITIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NON-ADVALOREMASSESSMENTROLL FORPROPERTIESDEVELOPEDSINCETHE2007ASSESSMENTROLLFOR THEBIGCOPPITT/DUCKKEYSERVICEAREA;ESTABLISHINGAPUBLIC HEARINGTOCONSIDERIMPOSITIONOFTHEPROPOSEDWASTEWATER ASSESSMENTSANDTHEMETHODOFTHEIRCOLLECTION;DIRECTING THEPROVISIONOFNOTICEINCONNECTIONTHEREWITH;ANDPROVIDINGANEFFECTIVEDATE. ARESOLUTIONOFTHEBOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA,RELATINGTOTHEPROVISIONOFWASTEWATERSERVICETOPROPERTIES;DESCRIBINGTHESYSTEMDEVELOPMENTFEE, COLLECTIONCOSTSANDTHEOTHERTERMSANDCONDITIONSOFTHE NON-ADVALOREMANNUALWASTEWATERASSESSMENTS;ESTABLISHING THEAMOUNTANDTERMOFTHEANNUALWASTEWATERASSESSMENTFOR EACHPARCELOFPROPERTYTOBEASSESSED;DIRECTINGPREPARATION OFTHEINITIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NON-ADVALOREMASSESSMENTROLL FORPROPERTIESADDEDTOTHESERVICEAREAINJANUARY2013OR DEVELOPEDSINCETHEPRIORASSESSMENTROLLFORTHECUDJOE REGIONALINNERISLANDSSERVICEAREA;ESTABLISHINGAPUBLIC HEARINGTOCONSIDERIMPOSITIONOFTHEPROPOSEDWASTEWATER ASSESSMENTSANDTHEMETHODOFTHEIRCOLLECTION;DIRECTING THEPROVISIONOFNOTICEINCONNECTIONTHEREWITH;ANDPROVIDINGANEFFECTIVEDATE. ARESOLUTIONOFTHEBOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA,RELATINGTOTHEPROVISIONOFWASTEWATERSERVICETOPROPERTIES;DESCRIBINGTHESYSTEMDEVELOPMENTFEE, COLLECTIONCOSTSANDTHEOTHERTERMSANDCONDITIONSOFTHE NON-ADVALOREMANNUALWASTEWATERASSESSMENTS;ESTABLISHING THEAMOUNTANDTERMOFTHEANNUALWASTEWATERASSESSMENTFOR EACHPARCELOFPROPERTYTOBEASSESSED;DIRECTINGPREPARATION OFTHEINITIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NON-ADVALOREMASSESSMENTROLL FORPROPERTIESADDEDTOTHESERVICEAREAINJANUARY2013OR DEVELOPEDSINCETHEPRIORASSESSMENTROLLFORTHECUDJOE REGIONALOUTERISLANDSSERVICEAREA;ESTABLISHINGAPUBLIC HEARINGTOCONSIDERIMPOSITIONOFTHEPROPOSEDWASTEWATER ASSESSMENTSANDTHEMETHODOFTHEIRCOLLECTION;DIRECTING THEPROVISIONOFNOTICEINCONNECTIONTHEREWITH;ANDPROVIDINGANEFFECTIVEDATE. ARESOLUTIONOFTHEBOARDOFCOUNTYCOMMISSIONERSOFMONROE COUNTY,FLORIDA,RELATINGTOTHEPROVISIONOFWASTEWATERSERVICETOPROPERTIES;DESCRIBINGTHESYSTEMDEVELOPMENTFEE, COLLECTIONCOSTSANDTHEOTHERTERMSANDCONDITIONSOFTHE NON-ADVALOREMANNUALWASTEWATERASSESSMENTS;ESTABLISHING THEAMOUNTANDTERMOFTHEANNUALWASTEWATERASSESSMENTFOR EACHPARCELOFPROPERTYTOBEASSESSED;DIRECTINGPREPARATION OFTHEINITIAL SUPPLEMENTAL NON-ADVALOREMASSESSMENTROLL FORVENTUREOUTPARCELSFORWHICHASSESSMENTNOTICESWERE MAILEDIN2012ANDFORWHICHCLARIFICATIONISNEEDEDTOADDRESS NON-PAYMENTOFASSESSMENT;ESTABLISHINGAPUBLICHEARINGTO CONSIDERIMPOSITIONOFTHEPROPOSEDWASTEWATERASSESSMENTS ANDTHEMETHODOFTHEIRCOLLECTION;DIRECTINGTHEPROVISION OFNOTICEINCONNECTIONTHEREWITH;ANDPROVIDINGANEFFECTIVE DATE. KEYSWIDE CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE ( 305 ) 743-5551 Classifieds
Wednesday,May 8,2013 5B Keynoter KeysNet.com The Keynoter Classifieds 305-743-5551 abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVYXYZ<>1234567890,./-=_+: FrontDeskParttime Weare aTimeshareResort,Looking forapersonwithComputer skills,mustspeakEnglish,a peopleperson.Applicationwill beavailableattheofficeM-F email@example.com RESORT HELP Immediate opening! Dock Hand/General Maintenance Marathon, 305-797-1707 THE MOORINGS is seeking a friendly, self motivated, team player for Guest Services; duties include beach attendant and assisting guests with luggage, etc. Appearance counts. Please pick up an application @ 123 Beach Rd, Islamorada FL or fax resume to 664.4242 or email to moori firstname.lastname@example.org THE MOORINGS is seeking self motivated, detail oriented and hard working individuals to fill positions in Housekeeping. Please submit an application /resume @ 123 Beach Rd., Islamorada. MM 81.5 ocean side or email: email@example.com DANAS AIR CONDITIONING Experienced Techs & Installers. Apply in person only 1400-107th St., Marathon. Good pay with experience. SEEKINGP&CINSURANCE PROFESSIONALSFOR MARATHONOFFICE 440&220licenseholders email:firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCED HELP ONLY Breakfast Cook Prep Cook, Line Cook Host/Hostess Waitstaff Bartender Bus Person Front of House Managers Apply in person: Sunset Grille & Raw Bar, 7 Knights Key Blvd, Marathon. IMMEDIATE HIRING Host/Dining Room Captain & Bus Person/Food Runner at Hideaway Cafe. Call Robert at 289-1554 10am-12pm. LINE COOKCabana Breezes Immediately hiring! Call 743-4849 or Apply 401 E. Ocean Dr., KCB.NOWHIRING SERVER AND PART-TIME KITCHEN HELP. Apply at the Stuffed Pig, Marathon. SERVERS,EXPERIENCED Night time, full time/part time. Apply in person to Key Colony Inn, 700 W. Ocean Drive, Key Colony Beach. SalesAssociate DionQuik Martsiscurrentlyaccepting applicationsforbothfulland part-timeSalesAssociates positioninIslamorada. Qualifiedapplicantswillbe energetic,positive,enjoy workingwiththepublic,and haveacan-do-attitude. Applicantsmustbeableto worknightsandweekendsand have2-3yearpreviousretail. Allinterestedcandidatescan stopbyDionsMainOffice locatedat81644Overseas Hwy.orforwardaresumeto KristieHernandezat Khernandez@dionllc.com. EOE/DrugFreeworkplace 305-664-3200 email@example.com collector fortropicalspiecework compensationparnership possiblemarathontoramrod 813-480-4137 firstname.lastname@example.org EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, appliance repair tech. Must have valid drivers lic. & tools! Also hiring delivery drivers and installers. Call (305) 664-3662. F/T SECURITY GUARD NEEDED Islamorada area. 305-684-0033 MARATHON PLUMBER AND PLUMBERS HELPER. Must have clean driving record and be able to pass drug test. (305) 731-7797 19 CC Sea Strike 1995 hull Exc cond. 130hp Yam 2 stroke appx 650 hours, color Garmin, new controls, cushions, trailer. $9,500. Call 970-485-0953. 30 CHRIS CRAFT Cabin Cruiser. Handymans Special. Great Liveaboard! $1,750. See at 2525 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. 33 FORTIER 1988 Twin Perkins, flybridge, sport fisherman. Appr at $135K, ask $45K or trade for RV or auto. Free dockage. 305-942-3055 Whaler 1978Boston Whaler13.5ft,Yamaha 40hp,andBimini.Andwith trailer.Verygoodcondition. Seriousinquiriesplease. $5000.00OBO305-942-1853 email@example.com Carolina Skiff Specialists All sizes & models: Sea Chasers, Bennington pontoons & Hydra. sports. Call Ft. Myers for West Coast pricing! 800-955-7543 Classic1975Aquasport 1975cuddycabintransom rebuiltin2007 1998Yamahaox66needs lowerunit ComeswithAnodized aluminumtrailer$3,500305395-1776 firstname.lastname@example.org 24 Columbia Sailboat 1968 New: roller furling, O/B motor. Good liveaboard. $3,200 OBO. MM 99 oceanside. Dockage available. 305-942-3055 55 BOATSLIP FOR SALE or lease in Islamorada. Yacht Club membership incuded. $500 / month. Great location! Call 305-393-7494. BOAT/SLIP:2009Silverton Yacht 33 in 45 slip w/ club membership & amenities, on appx 2 acres Gulf, Marathon. $250K, both. 270-519-1720 Boat slip for rent $200/mo. MM 99 oceanside. Up to 40 ft. catamarans, etc. No liveaboards. Water & electric included. (305)942-3055 DOCKAGE AVAILABLE MM 103 Oceanside $10 a foot, Live Aboards okay Utilities Available (305) 905-6867 DOCKAGE TO 45 Excellent hurricane protection. Two locations; N. Key Largo & Big Pine Key. $305 / mo. Call (305) 898-6065. 1 DAVE BUYS PERMITS So Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf Reef, K/Mack, Shark, Sword, Tuna. $$$ in 48 hours! 904-262-2869, 904-708-0893 29 COMMERCIAL Y & G 300 HP John Deere, low hrs. Fishing & trap pulling. Full electronics. $20,000 obo 305-522-2702, Islamorada All types of permits for sale! Rock Shrimp, King Fish, S Atlantic Snapper, Grouper, Gulf 6 Pack reef & pelagic, Commercial Gulf Reef Fish, Gulf Snapper IFQs, Long Line Pkg. Many other permits avail. We buy, sell & broker all types of permits. Call before you buy or sell! Please call for prices. Licensed & Bonded. All permits guaranteed valid for transfer, many refs avail. John Potts Jr.321-784-5982, 321302-3630. www.shipsusa.com Commercial Crawfish/Stone Crab Boat & Business For Sale. 278 lobster B certs & 86 stone crab B certs, traps, rope, bouys, everything ready to go fishing. 24 T-Craft, 454 EFI. $33,000. Ed 305-896-0617 MTHN-Marine Storage : boats, trailers, campers, any clean storage OK on wheels. Best rates in town. Check with us first! Call Emil, 731-3386 1989 CADILLAC ALLANTE Convertible. Red with black interior. Excellent cond. $7000. Will trade for boat, RV, etc. MM 99. Call 305-942-3055. 1996 Olds Cutlass Ciera New tires, ice cold A/C. Exc running cond! Low miles (83K). $1900. Marathon. 305-743-4115 2000BMW323cicoupe 92,500miles.2Door,Silver withblackleatherupholstery. Runsfine.Goodair conditioner.Goodtires.$5,000 305-743-0802 email@example.com AAA AUTO ALL YEARS! Junk-Used. Cars-Vans-Trucks Running or not. Cash. 305-332-0483 PARADISE TOWING is buying junked cars. Call (305) 731-6540 A-WaX Pressure Cleaning Hydro Blaster, Res. & Comml Serving all Monroe County 305-834-1842 A/C ARTIC TEMP Res & Comml, Marine, Sales, Repair, Refrig, Ice Mach. Lic#CAC 053827, 743-5288 A/CWindswept A/C & Appliances "Shut your windows, shut your doors, you aint gonna be hot no more!" Lic # CAC056989 289-1748 ELECTRICKelly Electric Serving the Middle Keys since 1980! Fair prices, dependable! Lic# EC525 743-6098 Marathon A/C & Appliances Sales and Fast & Reliable Service! Lic# CAC017490 Call 743-5051 Plumbing Ernest E. Rhodes Lic# CFC1427241 10700 5th Ave, Gulf, Marathon 743-7072 Boat Lifts Inc Install & Repair Concrete wood dock repair. Piling wraps, pin piles installed. Decorative concrete 289-7350 CABINETS FREDS BEDS KITCHEN KORNER Real Wood Cabinets;Particle Board Prices. Mrthn. 743-7277 Concrete Designs Protect & beautify any concrete surface. Custom artwork by Ed Moran! Deco coatings, stained pavers etc! Lic# SP3136. 305-923-0654 www.keysdecoconcrete.com PEST CONTROL Charter Pest Control Your Local Company. All types of pest control. Ocean Reef to Key West. Contact us at 305-451-3389. REDECORATE IN A DAY Affordable decorating using existing furnishings. Also organizing, assist move-ins. Lybrand Redesign 292-2682 TIKI HUTS NEW & REPAIR 305-664-0099 Lic# CYC 000002 Stump Grinding Stump Grinding & Fence repair Lic. 1204. 872-9877 NewTropicalWicker BedroomandLivingRoomDinettes,Futons,Recliners SimmonsBeautyrest www.fredsbeds.com FRED'SBEDS 100sofBedsFactoryDirecttoYouMarathonMM53.5743-7277 BigCoppittMM9.5295-8430FREEDELIVERY ProfessionallyBuilt-LocalLicensedContractor w/over35+yearsexperience Spacious1900+sfGroundLevelw/FabulousLayout 300+sfofCoveredPorches CBSConstruction-XZone/NoFloodInsRequired -3bed/2bathPLUSBonusRoomGreatMasterSuite TonsofHallClosetSpace-LgA/CdAttic(150+sf) Sitson3lots-CreateYourOwnBackyardParadise! GreatUpperKeysNeighborhood&Parkw/Ramp WalkingDistancetoA+RatedElementarySchool EasilyConvertedtoADAAccessibleDesign OWNERFINANCINGUNDERCONSTRUCTION-PRICEDTOSELL 8PompanoAvenueMM105BaysideCall(305)522-6598 $325,000LOWDOWNPAYMENT-EASYTERMS!! MakingaDifferencewithChildren&FamiliesFullCaseManagerinKeyWest FullCaseManagerinMarathonFordetailedjobdescriptionvisitw esleyhouse .or g Sendapplication/resumetoHR@w esleyhouse .or g orstopby1304TrumanAveoffice.Competitivesalaryplusgoodbenefits. WHFSisanEEOCEmployerandDrug-FreeWorkplace MakeBIG $$$$Bartender,Dancers Servers&SecurityHousingavailableMonday-SaturdayCallMrFord664-4335 WOODYSMM82 DOLPHINRESEARCHCENTER58901O/SHwy-GrassyKey,FL Teaching...Learning...Caring Outgoing,energeticindividual,whoisapeople-personand enjoysworkingwiththepublic,isneededasan EntryLevel Trainer forour AnimalCare&Training department. Individualwilllearntopreparedailydiet/vitaminpreparation forourdolphins&sealions,narratepublicprogrampresentations,&basicanimalfeeding/handling.Mustbeteam player&haveexcellentorganization&communications skills; bephysicallyfit,abletoliftatleast50pounds& passaswimtest.Benefitsincludemedicalinsurance, 401(k),vacationandpaidholidays. 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KeysNet.com Keynoter 6B Wednesday,May 8,2013 New Extended Hours Mon Fri: 8 6 PMSat: 8 4 PM24 Hour EMERGENCY Service Dr. Robert Foley Dr. William GrayIntroducing our NEW 2000 sq.ft. grassy excer-play yard! www.upperkeysvet.comTake a peek at whats up at Upper Keys Vet Hospital 305-852-3665 Old Town Manor and Rose Lane Villaswww.DestinationOldTown.com511 Eaton St. Key West, FL 305-292-2170Offers dog friendly accommodations Because dogs deserve a vacation too! JOYFUL PET SITTERS.comRemembering this Memorial Day, ourwonderful men and women who risk theirlives everyday forourfreedom.305-289-0833 DOT P DOT P ALM, ALM, Inc Inc .743-3090 WWW.DOTPALMS.COM FREE MULCH LICENSED (SP3636)& INSURED FREE ESTIMATES Voted Best Landscaper Celebrating 10 Years! Marija Schissler, OwnerBy Kennedy Studio (so much more than a frame store) ArtGiftsHome Accessories Custom Framing Town Square Mall, Marathon305-743-2040 PH: 305-743-6732 5101 Overseas Highway Fax: 305-743-6724 Marathon, Florida 33050Pickup and Delivery Throughout The Florida KeysHelp The Marathon Animal Shelter!Mention this ad & well donate 5% of your order toSafe Harbor Animal RescueMay & June 2013 P P e e t t F F r r i i e e n n d d l l y yA A d d o o p p t t a a P P e e t t a a n n d d g g e e t t a a F F r r e e e e C C o o o o k k i i e e a a D D a a y y f f o o r r a a Y Y e e a a r r ! DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Key Resort3990 S. Roosevelt Blvd.Key West305-293-1818www.DoubleTreeKeyWest.com BENNY is a beautiful Domestic Short Hair found as a stray. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 HAZEL is a female, full of life and ready for her forever home. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 LIL B is a young Chihuahua surrendered to the shelter. Available at the Safe Harbor, Marathon. 305-743-4800 ASHLEY & SCARLETT are 9 month old doxie/beagle mixes. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 JASMINE & IVY are 10 week old spayed female kittens. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 OZZIE is a 6 month old neutered male yorkie/chihuahua mix. Available at the Upper Keys Animal Shelter. 305-451-0088 MERCEDES is a 1 year old female Pit Bull Terrier Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 SPUTNIK is a young adult male Short-Coat Chihuahua Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 VALENTINO is an adult male Domestic Shorthair Mix. Available at the FL Keys S.P.C.A, Key West. 305-294-4857 MAMA is a young black female. Available at For gotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 SAMANTHA is a young white tabby female. Available at For gotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520 SMOKEY is a young male Russian Blue. Available at For gotten Felines, Marathon. 305-743-2520